Media release

29 Jul 2013

Dental Board of Australia sets fees for 2013/14.

The Dental Board of Australia has announced the registration fees for dental practitioners for 2013/14.

The fees will apply from 1 August 2013, and cover the registration period of 1 December 2013 to 30 November 2014 (for most practitioners).

The fees are:

  • dentists and specialists: $586
  • dental prosthetists: $521, and
  • dental hygienists and therapists: $290.

The Board limited increasing the fee to 2.5% or less, which is consistent with the national consumer price index (CPI), to allow the Board to continue its work regulating the profession while not putting undue financial pressure on practitioners.

This is also in keeping with the guiding principles of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, which include that it should operate in an efficient, effective and fair way, and that the fees should be reasonable.

The National Boards in the National Scheme have seen an increase in notifications (complaints) over the past year. As the number, complexity and cost of these cases can’t be accurately forecast, the Boards will continue to keep fees under close review to ensure careful financial management.

A fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW, will be published on the National Board’s website on 1 August 2013. Any variation to the fees payable by NSW practitioners will be announced by the Health Professional Councils Authority in NSW.

More detailed information about the Board’s financial operations will be outlined in the Health Profession Agreement between the Board and AHPRA, which will be published on the website soon. This agreement sets out the services AHPRA will provide to support the Board to regulate dental practice.

The regulation of dental practice is funded solely by registrant fees and there is no cross subsidisation between professions that are regulated in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

For more information 

  • Visit the Dental Board website
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 8708 9001 (overseas callers)
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200

Download a PDF of this Media release - 29 July 2013 (104 KB,PDF)


1NSW has a co-regulatory arrangement and notifications (complaints) about practitioners in NSW are managed by the Health Professional Councils Authority.

 
 
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